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  1. Thread: Shaving soap

    by Kyujin
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    Re: Shaving soap

    Honestly, do yourself a favour and try a proper shaving soap. This is just canned goo.
  2. Thread: Shaving soap

    by Kyujin
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    Re: Shaving soap

    I dig up the thread just to second this. I just restocked on a trip to Germany.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme and Guerlain Homme Intense

    I use both and don't have that problem. As I'm writing this, I (and my wife) still can smell on my skin the Intense I applied 14 hours ago. They both give a strong, fresh blast of the Mojito accord...
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    Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    I wouldn't know, I haven't used aftershave for decades. Alum appealed to me exactly because it is a multipurpose deodorant/styptic/"aftershave" and I can add whatever scent i choose. But it sounds...
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    Re: Acteur: An interesting reformulation.

    Interesting.

    I was actually under the impression that Acteur was long gone and only available in a few overpriced vintage bottles (and I recently considered buying one nevertheless). I wore Acteur...
  6. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    Your postings make an eloquent case against this hypothesis, but all in all you are probably right. Kudos anyway.
  7. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    Well said.
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    Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    I have used alum for three decades, both as a odourless deodorant and as an odourless "aftershave". Odourless being the major advantage, as it can be combined with any fragrance - or none. By the...
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    Re: Floris summer sale

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/305345-The-Best-Floris-Fragrances

    :wink:
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    Re: The Best Floris Fragrances

    I just reviewed my former favourite No. 89 upon revisiting it (review not visible yet), and sadly had to concur with the_good_life: Hairspray.

    While we are at it, may I ask what would be an...
  11. Re: The Secret of Nick-less Wet Shaving Appears to be...............

    Well, with a cartridge razor it isn't too difficult, I could shave blindfolded with a Mach 3. That is obviously the greatest advantage of cartridge razors: They bypass many of the technical...
  12. Re: The Secret of Nick-less Wet Shaving Appears to be...............

    I also experience my Weber (an ARC in my case) as really mild, but only in terms of "no razor burn at all". With an Astra or Feather blade I get the closest shave ever, really long lasting BBS...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Not RAD, it was a gift: I just tested the Wilkinson DE razor for the first time (with an Astra Superior Platinum blade). It is a very gentle razor, not quite as thorough as the Weber ARC, but...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    @Oupavoc:

    The brand may give you a hint of what quality to expect, but isn't too interesting for me.

    Style? Form follows function, and I like the esthetics of well designed tools. Ornamental...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    @UrbanCoyote:

    I started shaving with cartridges in the seventies and have used Mach 3 since they came on the market. I changed to DE razors quite late, at the age of 50, and I never looked back...
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    Re: Username Changes

    I would be interested in that information, too.
  17. Thread: Deodorant

    by Kyujin
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    Re: Best Deodorant

    Are you shure about the aluminium allergy? The active ingredient in ban is an aluminium compound http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_zirconium_tetrachlorohydrex_gly
  18. Thread: Deodorant

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    Re: Best Deodorant

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  19. Thread: Deodorant

    by Kyujin
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    Re: Best Deodorant

    Yes, I don't necessarily believe in the idea that "natural is good for you, synthetic is bad", but what I use is alum in the strict sense, i.e. the naturally occurring potassium alum, simply due to...
  20. Thread: Deodorant

    by Kyujin
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    Re: Best Deodorant

    The aluminium compound in deodorants is alum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_alum

    You get it quite cheaply in pure form as crystal deo under different names, one block easily lasts one year...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Less strategy than necessity, I suppose. Weber is quite new in the razor business and obviously has limited production capacities. I'd rather see them progress with care and maintaining their quality...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Weber seems to produce fewer razors than they can sell and they are often sold out. They seem to produce alternating batches of ARC and DLC heads. I had to wait a while before I could place my order....
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Of course, my mistake / typo: I meant the Weber ARC. ARC presumably stands for "advanced razor coating" and is from what I read a very hard and smooth satinated chrome surface. Massively...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    My most recent acquisition is a Weber ARC with a bulldog handle. I started with a Merkur Vision, but found out that I prefer the Futur, got the usual vintage Gillettes (Tech, Fatboy, Slim), and...
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    Re: Shave Soap vs Shave Cream, Shave Foam, Shave Gel

    One advice for a high quality shaving soap on a budget:

    The Palmolive shaving stick produces a creamy luxurious lather at least on par with the best stuff I tried - and at a ridiculously low...
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